At the media junket for the new film, I asked writer and director Rian Johnson if the audience will leave the theater happy or sad after watching the new film. But it's just not compelling enough.
"Oh, they love Knights of the Old Republic". And I understand it, the instinct to automatically go to something that you know and love, that you've already seen...
Johnson wrote and directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. And yet fans held out hope that this unexplored corner might be set in the compelling ancient period, where we'd get to see the order of Jedi Knights in their swashbuckling pre-prequel prime. In fact, if you want to go and look back at what's possible in an Old Republic movie or show, you can always go on YouTube and see the entire campaigns and cutscenes from the MMO (and original game) cut into a "movie".
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For me, the possibility in a new story told over three movies, go anywhere, do anything, sky's the limit, in Star Wars?
Okay, so what's it about?
Johnson won't reveal what the trilogy might be about - because he hasn't thought of it as of now.
The film's official United Kingdom release date is Friday, December 15, however you can be the first to see it at Luton Cineworld if you fancy a late night on Wednesday, December 13.